Thursday, February 28, 2013

Woke up this morning...

And for waking up this morning I am thankful!

I woke up praising God that it's been a couple years since my last battle with cluster headaches!

I woke up thankful that my father and brother took time out of their day to help me!

I woke up saying thanks that I have a hard working husband who loves me and supports me!

I woke up and thought of all of the friends and family who allow me to be a big part of their lives.

I woke up rubbing my bump thanking God for placing His miracle of life inside.

I said prayers of thanks for my Grandma who is showing love and strength while she is sick in her last days.

No matter what this day brings, I am thankful!






Tuesday, February 26, 2013

16 weeks!

This post is a day late...but better late than never ... RIGHT?

How Far Along: 16 weeks and 1 day today!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 6.5 lbs

Maternity Clothes: I need some! I have a good bit for summer thanks to some sweet friends, but work is getting a bit crazy. Today, some of my students thought that my belly button was poking out...nope, just my pants that aren't buttoned! haha!

Sleep: Still doing ok! No crazy dreams, but I can feel my back hurting a TINY bit from not being able to lay on my tummy or back.



Memorable Moment this week: A little more than a week ago we found out that my Grandma Patty has stage 4 cancer. I found out by my sister, Erin, when I was walking through the airport. Ugh, feels a bit like your whole world crashes in. It was a blessing to have last Monday off of work. Erin and I rode up to visit her. Wow, the sweet time that we spent with her was such a blessing to us. You think you are going to comfort her, but then she comforts you. How does that happen? Last week our baby boy had a little bit of hearing coming into play with the bones in his ears getting in place! How cool to think one of the first things he heard was Grandma's voice! God has a plan way BIGGER than ours!
        The family drove up again on Sunday. Grandma joked as I walked in by asking me, "whose tummy is bigger". Mine is smaller than hers unfortunately. Her liver keeps swelling up. So blessed that she has a sense of humor! Within 5 minutes I was crying though because she also said that it looked like she'd be seeing her first great-grandbaby before me. Oh, how the tears flowed. I know she will get to watch from the front row. We scanned all of our ultrasound pictures and gave Grandma a copy, so she could sweet him. Love you Grandma Patty!


Gender: BOY!!! He is so precious! I love calling him a HE! MIRACLE.

Food Cravings: HEALTHY HEALTHY HEALTHY...japanese food...HEALTHY. I am totally to blame for my craving of an excellent Japenese restaurant around town. I had my 5th graders write a persuasive essay on their favorite restaurant and WHY I should go there. What kind of pregnant woman punishes herself like this! Inoko's won and Sunday afternoon we drove straight from the mountains to Inoko's. Ryan didn't argue with me...the food is GOOD! Other than that, healthy for sure! Lots of fruit and veggies!

Food Aversions: Had my first grilled chicken sandwich in a while! It was good! THANK GOD! Still not trying a piece alone for a bit...the thought of it grosses me out!

How’s Mama? Doing good! This weather needs to get with it though. It makes me want to come home, put on pjs, and go to BED!

Favorite MOMENT: KICK!! More like a flutter, but it's happened daily since Thursday! It feels like a gigantic butterfly and runs up to tickle my throat. I LOVE IT! Keep kicking sweet boy!

Our Baby in Veggie/Fruit Terms: Our sweet boy is the size of an avocado!
  • He's listening to our voice, thanks to tiny bones forming in his ears.
  • He's growing hair, lashes and eyebrows.
  • And he's forming taste buds.

 
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

You don't have to feel this way!



This time of year brings back memories. A year ago,  I was exhausted from work, eating clean, and trying to lose weight in the gym. It just didn't feel like I was getting anywhere! I knew there were muscles under my fluff...but where? 

I had been approached about 8 months prior from my friend Julie, but I politely declined her invite to learn more about AdvoCare. I didn't want any pill...I know diet pills don't work. Well, guess what? They definitely weren't diet pills, but it took me 8 months to see and feel them work. I was fed up and wanting a change. I finally gave it a shot and listened to what her hubby had said about the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge. I was READY to see something and feel better. I started on March 24th and FELL in LOVE! Holy cow. By day 3, my Mom, sis, and Aunt were in. The high-quality vitamins made me feel like I had finally found what I'd been missing! It was about time!! 

Then, you know the story...Day 24 I had dropped 7 lbs and 6 inches and felt better than EVER. Literally. Better. Than. Ever! Where was AdvoCare before my wedding? Where was AdvoCare before my first 5K? Where was AdvoCare before Spring Break beach trips? 
Words can't express how grateful I am for this company and their safe, effective products. What you put into your body matters and I trust AdvoCare!! 
Check out some of these stories to see HOW lives have been changed through AdvoCare!
{My beautiful sis has seen 25 lbs fall off and she is ready to start the New Year and make some more disappear! Super proud of her!}
{My quick story}
{Pink swimsuit is AFTER a couple of months using the products! Muscle definition!!
Red swimsuit...DAY ONE! We all start somewhere and mine just happened to be during the time of year I am a bit pale! }
{One of my favorite moments this year...slipping on jeans I hadn't worn in a few seasons and having no issue putting them on! No price tag on that!}
{My hot hubby is a daily user of AdvoCare as well and I am so proud of him! He is down 25 lbs! Each time you do it, you get better results! } 
 
{Sarah and I go way back! She has been using AdvoCare since the summer and has dropped 33 lbs! She looks amazing and says the feeling is unbelievable! Everytime I see a new picture of her I scream! I am incredibly proud of her and what she has accomplished!}
{Melissa and I started AdvoCare around the same time! She came over to my house for the 2nd mixer I'd ever had! She has big goals and she's almost accomplished them! She has lost nearly 100 lbs and will do it by February! The motivation she gives to others is awesome and I am super proud of her!}
2013 has potential to be the VERY best year for you and your health with the help of AdvoCare's top of the line health and wellness supplements! I will never go a day without placing this extreme nutrition in my body! I love what it's done for my family in so many ways! I want to help you reach your goals!!  Let's go! 
Click the AdvoCare link on my blog to head straight to the store OR leave a comment with you email address so I can answer your questions! 
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Monday, February 18, 2013

What is BABY Doss?

We invited our parents and siblings over on Monday night to share our baby gender news!
I called Just Desserts and let them know what Ryno and I found out at the dr. They whipped up a SWEET cake and I picked it up after Erin and I got home from visiting in the mountains. 

Let's see what our sweet baby is!





Team PINK!
(Aunt Erin, my mom, me, Dossinator's mom, and Aunt Kayla)

BLUE TEAM! 
(Uncle Greg, Grandpa Dan, sweet Alexis, Geno, and Dossinator)
BLUE! Handsome BOY!


Is he not a blessing! 

Sweet son, Mommy and Daddy are so very excited about you! You have made us so happy already and we know there is so much more on the way. At times we just start smiling thinking about you. Your daddy checks in and makes sure we are ok. Your grandparents, aunts, and uncles are about to burst they are so excited. Your Great-Grandma Patty knew what you were before anyone. I hope you heard her voice when Aunt Erin and I went to visit her today. She told lots of stories, but most of all she shared the truth that God gives us. You are a blessing. Love you. 

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Week 14 and a half!!

This post is a tad bit late! I'm flying on my way to my second Success School and it's Baby Doss' first flight...we think! (Could have been one in November!)

I am now 14 weeks and 3 days along!

Highlights: Week 14

How Far Along: 14 weeks and 3 days today!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 5 lbs

Maternity Clothes: Not fully yet! Still loving my Belly Band and maternity leggings! I seriously think they should make clothing for regular non-pregos, so when they head to dinner...Mexican restaurants especially... they can breathe! It feels like I am just really full all of the time!

Sleep: I'm starting to wake up and worry if I was sleeping on my back. I am a tummy and side sleeper in general, so I am dying to sleep on my stomach. I have come up with a maneuver that will work for a couple of more weeks.

Best Moment this week: I had a blast with my sis on Sunday. We ran some errands and got last minute things for TX! I am having a tiny reveal party for our parents on Monday, so of course I had to pick up some goodies!

Gender: 4 MORE Days! Any thoughts?

Food Cravings: Pickles! Pickles! More Pickles. Still pickles! I went ahead and got the concession stand size! Ryan just laughed when he saw it! I am still enjoying my fruit smoothies and veggies! Love the sugar snaps, carrots, and cherry tomatoes! Yum!!

Food Aversions: grilled chicken and onions. There was a spice in something I ate on Sunday, and it did not taste appetizing at all! Who knows what it was though...helps a lot right?

How’s Mama? Doing good! I have a bit more energy, but hoping it sticks with me over this jam-packed weekend!

What I am looking forward to: This weekend in TX and a break from work and Monday when we head to the dr to find out boy or girl.

Our Baby in Veggie/Fruit Terms: Our sweet baby is the size of a lemon!!




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